I wrote the poem in 2012 after considering the often tossed-off phrase "the middle of no where." Upon seeing May Morris' embroidery of a William Morris poem the embroidery ensued in 2015 with the help of Nai Chien stitching the lettering.
Linen with silk, cotton, cashmere, glass, pearls and stones. 62" x 39.5"
The ant hill is a mass of French knots, stitched onto scrim linen and appliqued onto the panel. The ants are jet glass beads.
Bear of variegated cashmere in long and short stitch offers silk clover to honeybees who obligingly drop glass honey beads into the honeypot.
Most of the birds represent actual species. The fish are fanciful.